MinnRoast 2015 slide show #1

Over 1,200 members and friends enjoyed MinnPost’s eighth annual variety show on April 24 at the Historic State Theatre. Hundreds crowded into Rock Bottom Brewery for the pre-show party. Returning performers like Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, Rep. Tom Emmer and Roxane Battle were joined by first-timers Rep. Keith Ellison, soprano Maria Jette and Go 96.3’s Barb Abney, among others. MinnPost contributing photographer Jana Freiband captured the evening.

At this year’s MinnRoast, we appealed to attendees to help MinnPost fund a new beat focusing on immigrant and refugee communities in Minnesota. If you did not make a pledge at MinnRoast, please make a contribution to this important beat now. 

Donate to the New Americans beat fund

MinnPost board chair Jack Dempsey with Dave and Sue Pearce
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
MinnPost board chair Jack Dempsey with Dave and Sue Pearce
Michael Bailey, Jackleen Kirshbaum, Monica Little and Mark Abeln
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Michael Bailey, Jackleen Kirshbaum, Monica Little and MinnPost board member Mark Abeln
Andrew Putz, Tom Nehil and Martha Garcés
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
MinnPost executive editor Andrew Putz, news editor Tom Nehil and MinnRoast program designer Martha Garcés
Josh Dubois, left, Dale Pippin, right, and friend
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Josh Dubois, left, Dale Pippin, right, and friend
Alejandra Henriquez and Jacquie Emmer
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Alejandra Henriquez and Jacquie Emmer
Shelley Shreffler, Mark Richardson, Sallie Gaines, Andrew Wallmeyer
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Shelley Shreffler, MinnPost board member Mark Richardson, Sallie Gaines and MinnPost publisher Andrew Wallmeyer
Michelle Woster, Peter Dross and Patricia Bronstein
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Michelle Woster, Peter Dross and Patricia Bronstein
Sara Miele and Ellen Wolfson
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Sara Miele and Ellen Wolfson
Luke, Greg and Lori Hollenkamp and Cora Walsh
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Luke, Greg and Lori Hollenkamp and Cora Walsh
Joe Duffy, Lois West Duffy and Rachelle Gordon
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Joe Duffy, Lois West Duffy and Rachelle Gordon
Christy Kujawa, Corey Anderson, Lee Lynch and Dane Smith
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Christy Kujawa, MinnPost web editor Corey Anderson, MinnPost board chair emeritus Lee Lynch and Dane Smith
Sandra Nelson, Larry Lamb, Catherine Madison and Rick Dublin
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Sandra Nelson, Larry Lamb, Catherine Madison and Rick Dublin
Robin Helgen and Tesfa Wondemagegnehu
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
MinnRoast vocalists Robin Helgen of VocalEssence and Tesfa Wondemagegnehu
MinnRoast volunteers Sai Wang and Yandi Li
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
MinnRoast volunteers Sai Wang and Yandi Li
Marlene Kayser, Rep. Tom Emmer and Tom Kayser
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Marlene Kayser, Rep. Tom Emmer and Tom Kayser
Kevin Johnson and Diane Ethier
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Kevin Johnson and Diane Ethier
Steven Lewandowski, Andrew Minck and friend
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Steven Lewandowski, Andrew Minck and Daniela Vasan
MinnPost board member Max Musicant and Gretchen Musicant
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
MinnPost board member Max Musicant and Gretchen Musicant
Kevin Armstrong, Barbara Swanson, Lisa Goldson Armstrong, Dick Swanson
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Kevin Armstrong, Barbara Swanson, Lisa Goldson Armstrong and Dick Swanson
Joe and Christine Mollen enjoying some pre-show appetizers
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Joe and Christine Mollen enjoying some pre-show appetizers
Reginald and former MPS Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson
MinnPost photo by Jana Freiband
Reginald and former MPS Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson

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